European soccer wrap: Frankfurt captain sees red for coach hit, Lyon bus stoned

'He just ran me over'

Freiburg's home Bundesliga win over Eintracht Frankfurt ended in chaos and red cards after visiting captain David Abraham was sent off for knocking over the hosts' coach Christian Streich.

The 1-0 victory lifted Freiburg to fourth as Frankfurt the game with nine men.

Ronaldo appeared to be unhappy with the decision to bring him off.Credit:AP

Gazzetta dello Sport said Ronaldo left the stadium before the final whistle but Sarri denied there was a rift with the five-time World Player of the Year.

"There is no problem with Cristiano, and I thank him because he has played while not in perfect condition," he told reporters.

"The important thing is that he makes himself available. He gets angry when he is taken off but that is part of the game.

"It [his condition] is affecting his performances and he is not at his best at the moment. All players who are trying to give their best will have to be annoyed for at least five minutes when they are substituted."

Sevilla go fourth after derby win

Sevilla have recorded a 2-1 win over rivals Real Betis to win the 127th Seville derby and climb into fourth spot on the La Liga table.

Luis Ocampos' fifth goal of the season gave the visitors a 13th-minute lead but Betis levelled in the closing seconds of the first half when Loren Moron volleyed home from close range.

Sevilla regained their advantage 10 minutes after the break, midfielder Ever Banega slipping in Luuk De Jong for the Dutch striker to rifle into the roof of the net, and Julen Lopetegui's men held on to it to move above Real Sociedad.

Alvaro Morata scored for the sixth successive game as Atletico Madrid rose to third – a point behind top two Barcelona and Real Madrid, albeit having played a game more – by beating Espanyol 3-1.


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